April 6, 2018 eBrief
Attorney Helps Homeless Man Rebuild His Life
Attorney  Mike Hanle -  Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, resolved fines in Homewood for a homeless client so the client could obtain identification and get a job. 

The client and his wife are trying to rebuild their lives as both are now living in separate shelters - one for women and one for men. 

The client was grateful for Mike's help because now he has a path out of homelessness.
Mike Hanle
These Firms Are True Champions for Justice

Baker Donelson

Balch & Bingham

Burr FormanMaynard Cooper Gale

Thank you to our law firm sponsors who provide needed operating funds to the BBVLP through our "Champions for Justice" campaign. 

Leadership givers are: 

Thank You to Our Spring Break Volunteers
Hats off to these attorneys who volunteered at the Domestic Relations Help Desk:  Melinda Guillaume, Susan McAlister, and John Milledge.

Thank You Civil Help Desk Volunteers 
Thanks so much to the following attorney for volunteering at the Civil Help Desk: Bernie Brannon -    Gaines Gault Hendrix,  Jennifer Buettner (pictured) - Birmingham Bar Association Executive Director,  Alan Garner - Alan Garner Legal Services,  Leon Johnson, Glenn Mazer -  Mazer Law Firm,  Lance Parmer - Cabaniss Johnston,  Amie Vague - Lightfoot, Lashanda Willis - Willis Law Office, and Donnie Winningham - Bressler.

Jennifer Buettner
Thank You Veterans Help Desk Volunteers
Anna Akers
Thank you to the following attorneys who volunteered at the
Veterans Help Desk: Glenn Mazer, Judge John Carroll, Doug Friedman, Alan Garner, Joi Travis, Anna Akers - Burr (pictured), Eli Hare - Burr,  Jake Burchfield - Burr, Wilson Myers (pictured with clients), and Matt Swerdlin.

Thank You "Turning Point" Volunteers
These attorneys represented homeless clients at the special Homeless Court docket presided by Birmingham Municipal Judge Jeff Gilliam (pictured second from the right): Monica Agee (pictured), Stephen Bulgarella - Sirote (pictured left); Joseph Bulgarella (pictured second from from left), and Amber Whillock - Starnes Davis.   

Turning Point Volunteers 
AwardCongratulations BBVLP Staff Attorney Katrina Brown
Katrina Brown Award
BBVLP Staff Attorney Katrina Brown (pictured left) recently was awarded the Gail K. Johnson Outstanding Attorney Award from the University of Alabama School of Law Chapter of the National Black Law Student Association. Pictured with Katrina is Bridget Harris - Lightfoot Franklin, a frequent volunteer with the BBVLP who attended the awards program. Congratulations Katrina!

Attorneys Needed
Please help this mother divorce her husband who has been abusing her and their three children.

Client Needs Your Help

This mother of two young children seeks to divorce her husband who choked her and threw her down the steps. She has a pending restraining order. 

Client Needs Your House

This woman who is fighting cancer is being garnished for unpaid medical bills that she incurred when chemotherapy forced her to cut her work hours to two days a week. She cannot afford her medication now because of her wages being garnished. Based on the income information that the client submitted to BBVLP staff, she qualifies for a statutory exemption

Help Desk & Court Volunteers Neededhelpdesk1